Statistics

  • An estimated 40.3 million people are being victimized in situations of trafficking and exploitation worldwide. Over 10 million are children.        
  • Child trafficking victims, whether for labor, sex or organ trafficking, come from all backgrounds, include both boys and girls and span a wide age range from 1 to 18 years old.
  • Sex trafficking victims up to roughly 25 years old most often started as young as 14.
  • Domestic minor sex trafficking survivors of a racial minority accounted for 74 percent of those who were affected by online enticements and grooming.
  • In March 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported a 106% increase to over 2 million CyberTipline reports from the previous March.
  • Human trafficking earns global profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers, $99 billion of which comes from commercial sexual exploitation.
  • In 2018, over half (51.6%) of the criminal human trafficking cases active in the US were sex trafficking cases involving only children.
  • The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the US is 12 to 14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.